At their last meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners agreed to sign an OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Grant Award Agreement, in the amount of $14,000 which is down significantly from last year's grant amount of $26,000.
The commission chair signed the grant acceptance.
The commissioners revisited the Code Red agreement at the request of Barry Crago. The basic cost is $5,860 and the additional weather service from them will cost $3,700 per year. The commission had tabled the decision until County IT Director Rande Money had a chance to look over the service, and he recommended the county purchase the additional weather services from them.
The commission approved the purchase.
Also, the commissioners discussed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the county and James Curutchet that was agreed upon at their last meeting. Curutchet said he would be willing to clean his property located east of Buffalo along Interstate 90 so the materials would not be visible from the road. The MOU has not been drafted yet, according to Assistant County Attorney Barry Crago, but discussions between himself and Curutchet's attorney Greg Goddard are progressing and Crago expects and agreement soon.
Tabled by the commissioners to be discussed later were the appointment of a representative to the Local Government Liability Pool Board, to see if anyone in the community might be interested in serving on the board.
Also tabled, a letter from Valuation Northwest, which the commission did not have a chance to review before the meeting. They will discuss the letter at their next meeting.